Thirty-four children of the Berdiansk General Educational Sanatorium Specialized Boarding School of I-III grades of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Council returned to Ukraine from Italy. Thus, the issue was discussed at a meeting of the Coordination Center for the Protection of Children’s Rights under Martial Law, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk.
The children were evacuated to the Italian Republic immediately after the full-scale russian invasion. At the meeting of the Coordination Center, it was decided to send them home: the children will feel better under the care of Ukraine.
Together with their companions, they will stay in Lviv for several days. Then they will be transferred to the Kirovohrad region, which has agreed to accept and accommodate children from the Zaporizhzhia region.
The Ministry of Reintegration expresses its sincere gratitude to all those who contributed to the return. The consul of the Consulate General of Ukraine in Milan, Stanislav Plakhotnyk, and officials of the regional military administrations of Zaporizhzhia, Lviv, and Kirovohrad provided assistance and support. We want to thank Volodymyr Lys and Natalia Cherniavska, Heads of Children’s Services of Lviv and Kirovohrad Regions.